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Jon Lewin

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Hard Knocks and Darrelle Revis -- This Time, HBO Gets the Ending Right

Posted September 9, 2010 | 18:08:57 (EST)

The last time HBO aired a show starring a charismatic, overweight leader of a Jersey-based organization in a violent line of work, The Sopranos finished its run by cutting to black. A few days ago, Hard Knocks, a summer series following the New York Jets and head coach Rex Ryan...

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Yankees Not the Most-Hated Team? Say It Isn't So!

Posted April 29, 2010 | 18:51:28 (EST)

When the Yankees visited the White House, President Barack Obama said that they were "easy to hate." But now the Wall Street Journal reports that, according to analysis by the Nielsen Co., the Yankees are only baseball's fifth-most hated team.

I guess you really can do...

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Sudden-Death Panels: The Fight to Stop Government-Mandated College Football Playoffs

Posted December 30, 2009 | 14:15:40 (EST)

Imagine a world in which all undergraduates must join a college football team. That is what some activists warn will happen if Congress continues what these activists describe as an assault on the Bowl Championship Series (BCS).

On December 9, a House subcommittee approved the College Football Playoff...

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A Seagull, a Three-Year-Old and a Routine Popup That Wasn't: Handicapping Baseball's Oddity of the Year

Posted December 3, 2009 | 12:31:29 (EST)

The 2009 "This Year in Baseball" awards have fourteen categories. All but one reward achievement - best hitter, best starting pitcher, best rookie and so on. But only one category's nominations include Mr. T.

The Oddity of the Year award celebrates moments to cherish - and forget.

(To see...

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Zack Greinke's Cy Young Award - Short-Lived Celebration in Kansas City?

Posted November 18, 2009 | 14:47:58 (EST)

Kansas City Royals fans have not had much to cheer about in recent years, at least until Zack Greinke won the 2009 American League Cy Young Award. However, if recent baseball trends continue, Royals fans may not be celebrating for very long.

The last three AL Cy Young winners soon...

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